A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America / Edition 7

A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America / Edition 7

by William H. Chafe, Harvard Sitkoff, Beth Bailey
     
 

This anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and… See more details below

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This anthology presents cogent, provocative articles from differing political perspectives on major issues in postwar America. In addition to articles by leading historians, the editors have assembled first-person accounts of various issues by those who have contributed to the shaping of America's rich history, including Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bill Clinton. This fifth edition has been considerably revised to incorporate up-to-date articles on the most significant issues facing contemporary America, including essays on affirmative action, Generation X, and the crises of post-Cold War foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195320367
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/13/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1The Cold War Abroad and at Home1
The Cold War Begins6
The Necessity for Containment (1946)13
The Truman Doctrine (1947)19
NSC-68: A Report to the National Security Council (1950)23
HUAC Investigates Hollywood (1947)28
The Internal Communist Menace (1950)37
The Venona Project and Atomic Espionage40
Pt. 2The Politics of the Affluent Society57
Visions of Classlessness, Quests for Dominion60
A Revisionist View of Eisenhower78
Inaugural Address (1961)93
"The Great Society": Remarks at the University of Michigan (1964)97
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism102
Pt. 3Civil Rights and Racial Justice117
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)121
Declaration of Constitutional Principles: The Southern Manifesto (1956)126
So Much History, So Much Future: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Second Coming of America130
A Lunch-Counter Sit-In in Jackson, Mississippi (1968)146
From Protest to Politics (1965)151
What We Want, What We Believe, (1966)161
Chicano!165
Proclamation (1969)173
Pt. 4Struggles Over Gender and Sexual Liberation177
The Creation of a Feminist Consciousness180
No More Miss America (1968)198
Soy Chicana Primero (1971)202
What's Wrong with "Equal Rights" for Women? (1972)207
Roe v. Wade (1973)217
Gay Is Good (1970)222
Sexual Revolution(s)227
Pt. 5The Vietnam War247
We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young250
March on Washington: The War Must Be Stopped (1965)260
"Dump Johnson"263
Vietnam Veterans against the War (1971)275
Letter to the Draftboard (1969)280
In Retrospect285
The Genuine Lessons of the Vietnam War290
Pt. 6Years of Polarization295
The Port Huron Statement (1962)298
The Sharon Statement (1960)304
Counterculture307
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969)321
The Forgotten American (1969)325
Watergate338
Pt. 7An Era of Transformation351
How the Seventies Changed America355
The Religious Right and the New Republican Party366
"The Second American Revolution" (1985)374
Reganomics in Retrospect380
We, the American Foreign Born (1993)394
The Clinton Impeachment Inquiry and Trial (1998-1999)404
Supreme Injustice412
Pt. 8Facing the New Millennium419
The New Economy Index and America's Metropolitan Areas423
A Racialist's Census431
Our Gigantic Experiment with Planet Earth438
From the Persian Gulf War to 9/11/2001: Confronting a New World Order443
In the Ruins of the Future: Reflections on Terror and Loss in the Shadow of September (2001)459
Suggestions for Further Reading471

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